dpb <email@example.com> wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>... > > As far as this thing about documentation; I defy you to find a reading > of the documentation that is supplied that indicates that the format > string Stan used should behave as it does in R2012a.
I just have a little bit of time to take the textscan with Stan's example in 2012A, and indeed the difficulty is clearly due to parsing the "+-" just after a number ("...number+-...").
Don't forget that MATLAB supposes to able to parse complex number such as "1+1i" as well, so the "+-" does not facilitate the parser. The presence of "--" is also not very nice.
So OK it doesn't handle that case well as it supposes, I admit it's a bug.
But Stan shouldn't be proud to create such nasty string at first.